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Hancock messages claimed Sunak ‘would have pressured Johnson’ to avoid lockdown

Former health secretary also discusses discharge of patients to care homes during second day at Covid inquiry

Rishi Sunak put Boris Johnson under “enormous pressure” not to introduce further Covid restrictions in autumn 2020, Matt Hancock wrote in a message at the time that has been released to the pandemic inquiry.

In a WhatsApp message to the cabinet secretary, Simon Case, the then health secretary asked for information about a meeting on 30 October that he claimed he was “blocked” from attending.

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